DALLAS— Hyatt Regency Dallas announced completion of the $50-million makeover and upgrade of its 1,120 guestrooms, bathrooms, and corridors, less than a year after construction began and just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the hotel. Dallas-based Woodbine Development Corporation, original developer and asset manager of the hotel and adjoining landmark Reunion Tower, managed the project.
The team of EDG Interior Architecture and Design and CamargoCopeland Architects took an artistic and interpretive approach to creating the new sculptural guest-room design. The re-designed and re-configured rooms offer different options for both work and relaxation, incorporating a lounge chair for reading and watching television, a desk chair, and a chaise lounge where guests can stretch out. In addition, a sculptural, metallic wall screen extending from the headboard and a linear “river mirror” created from an abstracted image of the Trinity River replaced traditional framed art. The mirror integrates with the taupe-finished millwork wall. The framed, flat-screen, high-definition TV is flanked by a satin-lacquered tower that provides a tidy storage unit for room accessories.
A landscape image featured in the art mirror is also woven into the hotel corridor carpeting. The carpet combines with new sidelight towers at the door drops to create a “candlelight” effect in the hallways. New graphics, signage and a swipe entry system also are included in the transformation. The guestroom entry transitions from ceramic tile to neutral-colored carpet. The completely transformed bathroom is accessed via sliding “barn doors” and includes a backlit mirror, a freestanding vanity and an art collage of Dallas-inspired imagery screen-printed onto metal.
Clark Contractors, based in Little Rock, Ark., managed the phased construction project. The Dallas office of Neil Locke & Associates provided FF&E procurement.